1. USS Higgins returns to San Diego after deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home, June 21, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    In this file photo, USS Higgins (DDG 76) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a port visit in November as its deployment was beginning. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Justin R. Pacheco)
  2. Pacific Partnership 2018 mission comes to a close

    The annual multinational mission concluded, June 21, after completing stops in Japan and throughout South and Southeast Asia.

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) and USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the two primary Pacific Partnership mission platforms, sail in formation with the Royal Canadian Navy's HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) during a passing exercise (PASSEX) in May. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)
  3. Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor in Hawaii

    More than 500 Sailors from seven homeported ships in Pearl Harbor saluted, cheered and thanked 97-year-old former Chief Boatswain's Mate Ray Emory in a surprise ceremony, June 19.

    Ray Emory passes through sideboys during a farewell ceremony in his honor, June 19, before he departs Hawaii. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Justin Pacheco)
  4. Navy's newest littoral combat ship arrives in San Diego

    USS Manchester (LCS 14) arrived at its San Diego homeport, June 19, after being commissioned last month in New Hampshire.

    USS Manchester (LCS 14) approaches the pier at Naval Base San Diego, June 19. (U.S. Navy)
  5. U.S., JMSDF, Indian naval forces conclude Malabar 2018

    The trilateral maritime exercise was conducted in and off Guam, June 7-16.

    USS Chancelorsville (CG 62), INS Sahyadri (F 49) and JS Suzunami (DD 114) sail in formation during Malabar, June 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  6. USS Carl Vinson departs for exercise RIMPAC 2018

    The aircraft carrier departed San Diego, June 18, and will join more than 50 surface ships and submarines in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits San Diego Bay, June 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Z.A. Landers)
  7. U.S. 7th Fleet completes theater security cooperation patrol

    More than 40 members of the 7th Fleet staff had been embarked aboard USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), visiting ports in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, inspects sailors of the Royal Malaysian Navy during staff talks in Kota Kinabalu, May 23. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Krucke)
  8. Essex ARG, 13th MEU complete Composite Training Unit Exercise

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed COMPUEX off the coast of Southern California, June 15.

    USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and USS Anchorage (LPD 23), accompanied by  USS Decatur (DDG 73), conduct a simulated strait transit during COMPTUEX, June 4. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Austin Mealy)
  9. US, Thailand continues to expand partnership with 24th CARAT exercise

    The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and Royal Thai Navy began the 24th iteration of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise series in Pattaya, June 14.

    Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, right, commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Vice Adm. Rassadang Teeranet, commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy, render salutes during the opening ceremony of CARAT Thailand, June 14. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  10. USNS Millinocket visits Manila on 7th Fleet mission

    The expeditionary fast transport ship and embarked 7th Fleet staff members arrived in Manila, June 11, as part of a theater security cooperation patrol.

    In this file photo, USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) arrives in Subic Bay, Philippines, for a port visit in November 2017. (U.S. Navy/Capt. Todd Kutkiewicz)

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